It's a subject that no one likes to talk about sometime it has to be done...
I love pinto beans...very much! But I don't like *okie thinks no one else around her likes it much either* the effect they have on me. It is TERRIBLE! I think my daughter wants to move to another country any time I make a pot of beans. She doesn't care for them at all, but oddly enough she loves refried beans, and she sure doesn't like me eating them.
The other night I decided to make a pot of beans and asked on Facebook how to get the gas out of them. I know my mom use to put baking soda in the beans but it never seemed to help me.
I did try a few tricks that were offered...
1. I changed the soak water 2 times, rinsing the beans each time.
2. I put in some whole potatoes when the beans were about half way done, making sure to take them out and toss them in the trash when the beans were fully cooked.
For back up I did make sure to buy some Gas-X, something I usually keep on hand anyway and also carry in my purse. After all, ya never know when you might need such a thing.
While it didn't totally get rid of my farts it did help decrease the number, smell and volume. I was even able to enjoy another bowl the second night and I still noticed a decrease in the effects of the glorious tasty bits of brown goodness.
I did read a suggestion about putting ginger in the soaking water and I might try that next time as well. I am determined to eventually make a nice pot of fartless beans!
So for now I will say the little tricks did help but the experiment will continue...